If you grew up, like me, spending your summers reading your favorite books, you are going to love this give away! As a kid I couldn’t get enough of books. Some of my favorites were The Boxcar Children, The Bobbsey Twins, Anne of Green Gables, Nancy Drew and of course the Ramona books.
If there was ever a literary character I could and still relate with, it is Ramona Quimby. Ramona is curious, imaginative with a huge heart to help her family and friends. Unfortunately, her crazy ideas usually end in disasters. However, her eternal optimism and love for those around her always prevails to bring good out of the worst catastrophe.
I was thinking about Ramona last night as I made dinner. Ahem…err…ummm… attempted to make dinner. I was trying a new recipe and I was sure it would be one my husband loved, because it had three of his favorite things in it: Chicken, Cheese and Mushrooms.
Unfortunately, I missed the part in the recipe which indicated it needed to be cooked on a grill or a broiler. If I had read this more thoroughly I would have realized: our grill is broken, and what is a broiler anyway?
My awesome husband spent about an hour trying to figure out where the broiler on our oven was. Only for us to discover our oven has no broiler pan! Disaster! It turned out fine because I just baked the chicken and my husband (who is very used to my Ramona moments) was very patient through the whole ordeal. Turns out the recipe is just as good baked as broiled or grilled (not that we actually know) It is going onto our list of favorite meals. Another Ramona sized triumph!
What Children’s Literature character do you most identify with?
If you’re not sure, you can take this quick quiz and tell me who you get: http://quizilla.teennick.com/quizzes/1399139/what-hero-heroine-of-childrens-literature-are-you
(I got Anne, as in Anne with an “E” – my second favorite children’s literary heroine)
The give – away is for this “Junie B. Jones” book. Junie B. is a hilarious and precocious modern children’s literary hero. Although these books weren’t around when I was a child, I confess they have provided me a lot of laughs as an adult.
Even if you think you are “too old” for this book….I would encourage you to enter! Give it to a child and encourage them to read, give it to a teacher or a local library. But before you do…you should read it…come on…its good to see the world through the eyes of a child =)
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– Tell me which children’s literary hero is your favorite OR who you most identify with.
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